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Experts debate over whether gut or brain is more important in regulating appetite  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Whether gut or brain hormones are more important for the regulation of appetite and metabolism is not clearly defined. Imbalances in the... more
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Long term exposure to road traffic noise linked with greater obesity risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
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Infant gut microbes altered by mother's obesity may increase risk for future disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
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Medical News Today: What are the treatments for obesity?  MNT · 4 days
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Dietary fat: From foe to friend?  Science Magazine · 5 days
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The gut microbiota at the intersection of diet and human health  Science Magazine · 5 days
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Researchers explore role of dietary composition on energy expenditure  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
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Weight during adolescence may affect pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
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GW study examines impact of nervous system on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Genetic factors linked to obesity may lower metabolic risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Medical News Today: What is obesity and what causes it?  MNT · 3 weeks
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Changes to RNA aid the process of learning and memory  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Bariatric surgery increases testosterone levels in obese male patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Medical News Today: 'Natural protein' could reverse obesity-related diabetes, fatty liver  MNT · 3 weeks
Increasing the 'natural protein' BP3 in obese mice reduces fat mass, high blood sugar, and fatty liver fats by firing up metabolism, a new study reveals. more
Obese mice lose a third of their fat using a natural protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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Forced expression of a natural protein reduces fat in mice by a third  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Gut microbiota at infancy predict risk of obesity in later life  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Paternal exercise has significant impact on child's lifelong metabolic health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Study suggests rising childhood obesity rates as cause for serious hip disease in adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Free phone app helps low-income obese patients to lose weight  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
With the help of a free phone app, low-income obese patients with signs of cardiovascular risk lost a clinically meaningful amount of weight, finds new research from Duke... more
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